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post #3151 of 5951
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Originally Posted by NSign View Post
 

If you aer a Bass Lover, this pair is a good choice.

Bass detail is very good and impact full, ZX1 has increased soundstage wide, depth for my SE846, treble has increased a bit too, all sound are smooth for me.

Thanks. I am a bass lover. How do you compare them to 1+2s, if you had a chance to audition them?

post #3152 of 5951
Fortis, i'd be very interested if you have used the dock to directly connect via. 3.5 to 2 phono lead to your Tag processor? This should be more direct than going through the oppo?

If its line out, it would still be using the zx's DACs either way? Would it not be mass storage only if connected by USB to the Oppo blu ray?
post #3153 of 5951
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

 

A cable upgrade helps as well.  SPC really makes the HD25 sing.

 

But Amperiors are quite a steal these days...

 



Stefan Audio E cable is a fantastic improvement on HD 25 phones, really lifts them to another level...
post #3154 of 5951
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When I was trying out third party music player apps for the F806, I compared Poweramp to a few, and found that I like Winamp Pro more. It has EQ with adjustment down into the low bass HZ range, and to my ears sounded a bit better than Poweramp, with both set no EQ. It actually sounded equal with the stock Sony player before the last firmware update (I think stock may have taken a very slight advantage after that update, if I recall correctly, because it improved in clarity after that). I may reinstall it on the ZX1 for kicks and grins.

 

Edit- I installed Winamp Pro on the ZX1, and it is noticeably worse sounding than the stock player. This is definitely a different result than I had with the F806....


My good man, can you install poweramp and share your findings as I am considering this route when I purchase the Sony.

post #3155 of 5951

I installed poweramp and few other players. Few hours later promptly uninstalled everything. Stock player is better.

post #3156 of 5951
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I installed poweramp and few other players. Few hours later promptly uninstalled everything. Stock player is better.


How so, please include EQ settings.

post #3157 of 5951

I have just been to price-japan to check out prices and so on.

 

+ Using EMS - Any problems with this option?

+ Screen-sheet (SONY PRF-NWH40) BTW is this a good protector?

+ Paypal fees

+ Shipping Insurance

 

I was quoted $830.00US

 

Best Price or not???

post #3158 of 5951
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 

I have just been to price-japan to check out prices and so on.

 

+ Using EMS - Any problems with this option?

+ Screen-sheet (SONY PRF-NWH40) BTW is this a good protector?

+ Paypal fees

+ Shipping Insurance

 

I was quoted $830.00US

 

Best Price or not???

EMS was pretty quick 5-6 days to NZ.

 

Screen saver is a bit thick. I use LG Optimus G without screen protector (Gorilla glass does resist scratches to a limit ). The UI does feel a bit less responsive due to screen protector on ZX1 but it aint gorilla glass or sapphire crystal.

 

Ask if they have a bank account in your country. Payment will be without any fee or transaction charges then. Paid 950 NZD to NZ account of theirs.

 

I think insurance depends on the declared value. Mine was like 190 NZD. Not sure if it was insured or not.

 

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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 


How so, please include EQ settings.


I rarely use EQ.


Edited by psygeist - 1/13/14 at 3:19am
post #3159 of 5951
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 

I have just been to price-japan to check out prices and so on.

 

+ Using EMS - Any problems with this option?

+ Screen-sheet (SONY PRF-NWH40) BTW is this a good protector?

+ Paypal fees

+ Shipping Insurance

 

I was quoted $830.00US

 

Best Price or not???

 

That's pretty much how I went about it, except as psygiest suggested, bank transfer instead of paypal to reduce fees.

 

Unsure if it's the best price, but i think it's a good price. I have to mention customer service and reputation is pretty awesome, so I don't mind paying abit more.

post #3160 of 5951
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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post
 

EMS was pretty quick 5-6 days to NZ.

 

Screen saver is a bit thick. I use LG Optimus G without screen protector (Gorilla glass does resist scratches to a limit ). The UI does feel a bit less responsive due to screen protector on ZX1 but it aint gorilla glass or sapphire crystal.

 

Ask if they have a bank account in your country. Payment will be without any fee or transaction charges then. Paid 950 NZD to NZ account of theirs.

 

I think insurance depends on the declared value. Mine was like 190 NZD. Not sure if it was insured or not.

 


I rarely use EQ.


Thanks, I read here that Price-japan automatically declares a much lower figure for customs on thebox. Did they do this for you or do I need to ask them?

post #3161 of 5951
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 


Thanks, I read here that Price-japan automatically declares a much lower figure for customs on thebox. Did they do this for you or do I need to ask them?

Just ask them the exact amount in YEN or AUD to be sure.

 

They declared mine at 16000 YEN.

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For imports into Australia, I thought there were are no duties or taxes for goods that are valued below $1000AUD? Since the order from PJ falls below $1000AUD, we should be fine?

post #3163 of 5951
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For imports into Australia, I thought there were are no duties or taxes for goods that are valued below $1000AUD? Since the order from PJ falls below $1000AUD, we should be fine?


Yes you are correct, I'm just covering myself against theft. I know it's insured although just to avoid hassles.

post #3164 of 5951
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Originally Posted by Cecala View Post
 


Yes you are correct, I'm just covering myself against theft. I know it's insured although just to avoid hassles.

 

Fair enough, I guess you can't be too careful these days. It would also be pretty discouraging if you had to deal with theft on top of the 2-3 week wait for backorders.

post #3165 of 5951
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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post
 

I installed poweramp and few other players. Few hours later promptly uninstalled everything. Stock player is better.

 

agree 100% with this. beyond me why anyone would spend all that money on the zx1 where both the sony hardware and sony software are designed with each other in mind....and then proceed to install 3rd party stuff that is never going to be as good a pairing

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